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Zeta Weakens But Wind & Rain Threat Continues

29 Oct 2020, 2:00 pm

Zeta Stats

Zeta continued to weaken this afternoon but remains a strong tropical storm. Maximum sustained winds are estimated around 50 mph with stronger gusts. Zeta’s speed continues to increase as well, now moving to the northeast around 55 mph.

Key Messages

Forecast Track

Zeta is expected to continue to track out to sea and be well away from the US by Friday morning.


Wind Advisories and High Wind Warnings remain in place from the Carolinas into the Mid-Atlantic.

Storm surge warnings have been dropped but coastal flood advisories remain in effect from Louisiana through the Big Bend of Florida.

Zeta Mexico and U.S. Landfalls

Zeta was the last named storm of the 2005 hurricane season, the only other year the Greek alphabet has been used during a hurricane season.  Hurricane season runs through November 30th.

Stay with WeatherNation for the latest updates on the tropics, along with other top weather headlines.

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Matt was born and raised on Long Island, NY.  It was there, that he had his first encounters with extreme weather.  Hurricane Belle struck in 1976.  Matt vividly remembers huddling in a hallway with his family, while the house shook from the ferocious winds.  In 1985, Hurricane Gloria came roaring ashore.  Matt and his father watched, as huge oak trees cracked like twigs in the front yard.  ... Load MoreMatt recalls, "When the trees snapped, it sounded like gunshots".  But it wasn't until college, when Matt married his love of weather with television news.  He met a local TV meteorologist at a Clemson baseball game.  An invitation was extended to tour the TV station in Greenville, SC.  Matt took him up on the offer, and a career was born.  After earning a B.S. in Marketing from Clemson, Matt enrolled in Mississippi State's nationally renowned Broadcast Meteorology Program.  He graduated with high marks, and went on to obtain Television Seals of Approval from the American Meteorological Society.  After 20 years of broadcasting, Matt has covered just about every kind of severe weather event.  But his favorite weather, is still sunshine and 75 degrees.

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